It all started with a sore throat. Then came the congestion, coughing, and finally the fever. I don’t like being sick but it seems that the older I get, the more often I become sick.
I scheduled an appointment at the doctor’s office. It was late in the afternoon and instead of dealing with the problem head on, the doctor (not my primary care provider) sent me to the emergency room to be pumped full of fluids. I also had to be tested for influenza, strep, a cancer relapse, a uti, and a myriad of other sicknesses that I’ve never heard of. Did I mention that I had a fever? They never told me exactly what I had but they did mention antibiotics that would’ve caused me to quit breastfeeding for ten days. Apparently after seeing two other doctors (also not my primary) they concluded that I was highly contagious and needed to be home for a few days. They gave me six different medications. I took one for nausea and the rest are still sitting on my table. I’ll move them eventually but for now I have them lined up so as to satisfy my OCD.
Flash to week number two.
I picked up some shifts at the stock show working for Subway. I haven’t worked in awhile but I am feeling much better so I figured it would be a great way for me to get out and interact with other adults. My anxiety flipped since this was only the second time that I’ve been away from my son. I’m not sure why I was so anxious since he was at my mother-in-laws for the first four days and at home with my husband on the last day. I think it had something to do with him not nursing for several hours but I don’t know for sure.
I haven’t exercised since I got sick and I’ve been eating unhealthy foods. The first week I ate soup. This week I ate Subway and drank soda. I also indulged in some freshly spun cotton candy. I refuse to regret this and I will be back on plan starting tomorrow. Sean and I ended today by going for a mile long walk with our son. We also bought ice cream. I love ice cream. Its a craving that I’ve carried over from my pregnancy and I can’t seem to shake it. As long as I stick to the serving size it doesn’t matter right?
Lieutenant Dan! ICE CREAM!!!
Where were we?
I’m not sure. I’m on a sugar high right now that just won’t stop. I’m relatively certain that I’m going to crack within the next hour but I don’t care as I’m at home with the most important men in my life. We have ice cream and I made a REALLY healthy stir fry for supper!
Also, dark chocolate M&M’s…yes.
I learned a lot from my little stunt at the stock show.
I learned that my mommy body is amazing. Why? Well because I can stay on my feet for hours at a time without needing a break. I can multitask like nobody’s business. I can ignore hunger to perform my job. These are all things that my body does. That makes it amazing. The best part? These are newly found skills that I’ve acquired since becoming a mom.
I found a new appreciation for working moms. I appreciated them before but it has grown immensely as I learned that leaving your child in the care of another (yes, even his own grandma) is a mixture of heart break and excitement. It is an exhausting endeavor and I’m grateful that I can stay home with Jace.
Teenage girls are a hand full. I don’t want any girls now. I’ll stick with boys. You know because it is completely up to Sean and I. *eye roll*
That is all I have for you folks, I’ll leave you with this.
If you are a parent, what is the aspect of parenthood that you appreciate the most? If not, what challenge do you think you’ll have to overcome if/when you become a parent? Let me know!